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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:51:01 GMTFormer Senator Bob Dole, shown in November 2015, has been working as a lobbyist with the Washington law firm Alston & Bird.The former senator turned lobbyist worked to establish the high-level contacts that led the president-elect to call the president of Taiwan last week.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:46:48 GMTMichael G. Flynn, left, and his father, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, at Trump Tower in Manhattan last month.Michael G. Flynn, the son of the pick for national security adviser, had posted on Twitter about a fake Hillary Clinton story that led to an armed encounter in a pizzeria.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:56:48 GMTLarry Laughlin, a retired business owner from Minnesota, said he felt alienated from conventional news media.Fake news has become a partisan tool, but people differ widely on their ability to discern what is real and what is fabrication.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:04:10 GMTIn a message that seemed to come out of the blue, Mr. Trump took to Twitter to object to Boeing’s plans for a next-generation presidential plane.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:38:39 GMTPresident-elect Donald J. Trump, asked about a Twitter post he sent on canceling a Boeing contract to build a new Air Force One, said that the costs were “ridiculous” and that “Boeing is doing a little bit of a number.”
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:00:02 GMTShanette Smith and her daughter Madison.Excluded from the Affordable Care Act because of politics, thousands of poor Americans grapple with the toll — physical and psychological — of being uninsured.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:08:32 GMTDemonstrators rallied in support of the Affordable Care Act in June in Washington.One of two large trade groups publicly outlined for the first time what its members want if they are to stay in the state marketplaces.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:59:09 GMTVoters on election night in Michigan. A panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals said Jill Stein had not met the state’s requirements for a recount because she had no chance of winning.Dueling court rulings left the fate of a presidential vote recount uncertain as officials in the state said they were “seeking clarity about the next steps.”
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:43:37 GMTThe president-elect appeared in Fayetteville with General Mattis, his nominee for defense secretary, whom he called “one of the most effective generals” in decades.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:26:27 GMTPeter Thiel, left, at Trump Tower in New York on Monday. His role is to formulate a tech policy for the Trump administration.During the presidential race, Silicon Valley leaders shunned Mr. Trump and all he stood for. Next week, they’ll meet in New York.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:04:42 GMTIn a nationally televised speech, President Hassan Rouhani said: “America is our enemy; we have no doubt about this. The Americans want to put as much pressure on us as they can.”
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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:07:12 GMTJennifer Zeleny is suing Wells Fargo in federal court in Utah, along with about 80 other customers, over unauthorized accounts.As the bank reels in the court of public opinion, it has been able to stop lawsuits from defrauded customers by moving the cases to arbitration.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:10:44 GMTA Libyan fighter allied with the United Nations-backed government waved the country’s flag from the ruins of a house in Surt after militias said they had driven out the Islamic State.The apparent end to the battle was another defeat for the Islamic State as its ambitions for a militant empire buckle on multiple fronts.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:03:45 GMTAccepting her party’s nomination as their candidate for another four-year term, the chancellor also made a promise that Shariah law would never replace German justice.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:26:41 GMT“This area has always been conservative, always,” Joszef Grochowski, mayor of Kulesze Koscielne, said. “The ethos of the people who live here is work and faith.”Anti-establishment parties are on the move, tapping into rural discontent and exploiting rural resentments against urban residents viewed as elites.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:15:49 GMTRescue workers on Tuesday continued sifting through the damage of the Ghost Ship in Oakland, Calif., where at least 36 people died in a fire during a concert Friday night.Industrial properties have been artists’ havens for decades, but a search for cheap housing can lead to unsafe spaces.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:24:37 GMTA memorial near the site of the fire in Oakland, Calif.As the coroner began releasing the victims’ names, friends and family members remembered their loved ones as “honorable” and “ferociously brilliant.”
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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:30:46 GMTClimb aboard a judge’s riverboat court as it travels through the Amazon.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:00:12 GMTThe condition, affecting up to 5 percent of the population, is uncomfortable but not necessarily dangerous.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:12:05 GMTIn a messy and chaotic world, removing the clutter from our lives gives us focus.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:00:37 GMTA hilltop overlooking Kabul, where a $100 million Saudi-funded mosque and education complex was to be built. Construction was scheduled for completion this year, but the hilltop site remains a dusty lot where boys fly kites and drug addicts crouch beside a cemetery wall.Saudi Arabia has voiced support for American efforts to nourish Afghanistan’s democracy, but it has also lavishly funded Sunni extremism under various guises.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:01:11 GMTSamantha Cadena and her daughters await free back-to-school supplies in Los Angeles.In 35 years, the U.S. economy has more than doubled, but new research shows close to zero growth for working-age adults in the bottom 50 percent of income.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:30:58 GMTPresident Obama’s policies raised taxes on the rich, but still managed to increase the slice of income going to the poorest fifth of families by just 0.6 of a percentage point, to a grand total of 4 percent.Drawing on history, Walter Scheidel of Stanford argues in a coming book that only all-out war might fundamentally alter how resources are distributed.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:49:11 GMTThe body of Joe McKnight lay between vehicles in Terrytown, La., on Thursday.Ronald Gasser, who admitted to killing the former N.F.L. player, was arrested on Monday and charged with manslaughter after the police initially freed him.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:30:21 GMTHalf of 30 sets of so-called noise-limiting headphones and earbuds tested did not restrict volume as much as their manufacturers promised.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:54:53 GMTA strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:01:20 GMTDr. Mary T. Bassett, center, the New York City health commissioner, at a July news conference about Zika with Dr. Jay K. Varma, deputy commissioner commissioner for disease control, and Dr. Herminia Palacio, deputy mayor for health and human services.Health officials sent doctors an alert warning them to continue warning women who are or may become pregnant about travel to areas where the virus is spreading.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:29:32 GMTSpeaking at MacDill Air Force Base, President Obama defended his approach to fighting wars while thwarting terrorist plots and protecting civil liberties.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:32:34 GMTNo decisions have been made about how or where to replace the 66-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, which is overrun by over 115,000 daily commuters from New Jersey and beyond.A nasty debate over how to pay for the terminal has spilled out in public and has drawn in city and state officials from New Jersey and New York, with accusations flying on both sides.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:22:25 GMTLydia Polgreen at The New York Times in Manhattan. She wants to help The Huffington Post return to its reporting roots.Lydia Polgreen, who was overseeing The Times’s global expansion, will replace Arianna Huffington as the site’s top editor.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:17:17 GMTHillary and Bill Clinton at her concession speech in New York on Nov. 9.Twitter announced the year’s biggest topics and tweets in news and politics, but matters of identity and safety were also prominent.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:51:00 GMTPhil Jackson, president of the New York Knicks, leads the team’s mindfulness sessions. The player Carmelo Anthony calls him “the mindfulness voice-over.”Phil Jackson, who introduced mindfulness exercises after becoming team president, now leads the sessions himself.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:24:09 GMTAlonzo Knowles, 24, stole unreleased music and movie and television scripts, as well as nude images, and tried to sell them for thousands of dollars.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:53:14 GMTBeyoncé in May at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.Drake and Rihanna are each up for eight awards, Chance the Rapper has seven nominations, and Adele is up for five, including the top three categories.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:29:05 GMTKevin Systrom, Instagram’s co-founder and chief executive, at an event in 2013.Instagram users will soon be able to remove comments and filter out certain followers.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:13:10 GMTThe gray jay is the Royal Canadian Geographic Society’s choice for Canada’s national bird.The Royal Canadian Geographic Society assembled experts who chose the little-seen gray jay, though the popular vote went for the loon.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:09:17 GMTRoman Polanski at a court hearing in Krakow, Poland, in 2015. The Krakow prosecutor’s office had sought Mr. Polanski’s extradition on behalf of the United States.The Oscar-winning filmmaker is wanted in the United States over a decades-old conviction for having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:13:55 GMTThree of Melissa Clark’s favorite baking cookbooks this year.Six dessert books push the genre into new territory.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:20:07 GMTFor Fredrik Berselius, a third Brooklyn restaurant proves to be the charm, with a tasting menu of startling combinations.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:00:03 GMTAnn Patchett at her bookstore, Parnassus Books, in Nashville, with one of her shop dogs.If bookstores are a must on your travel itinerary, Ann Patchett has a road map for you.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:00:02 GMTPolina Davydova, 77, at her home in Brooklyn. Fearing for the safety of her children, she left Russia for the United States in 1992.Polina Davydova was 3 when her family escaped the Nazis, and 53 when she left Russia. Now 77 and in failing health, she is grateful for the generosity of her new country.